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This presidential race is a battle to protect our very way of life

"Democrats, enabled by a ludicrous process and encouraged by the media, are scrapping about control of the party and programs even they can’t agree on."

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We’re getting a good look at Mike Bloomberg

Readers are divided over the billionaire's prospects and his place in the 2020 race.

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The elephant no longer serves as mascot of GOP

“I would propose that the Republican mascot be changed on the grounds that GOP members of Congress have forgotten too much.”

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State officials can’t obscure fact that their bid would hinder access to public records

“If the law says no one can access a marriage record for 90 years, regulations cannot legally say anything else.”

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Former Mass. US attorneys toss the ol’ political football around

“All of this posturing avoids a long-overdue debate about how to decrease federal sentences across the board.”

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Both Mass. and casino need to see value of committing to footbridge

"The Commonwealth has a can’t-miss opportunity for a public-private partnership to complete this critical infrastructure."

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AG Barr: bullied from day one

“You have now been caught in your blatant service as his personal attorney general and not the attorney general of the United States of America.”

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Mass. Senate lauded for taking steps to fix broken mental health system

“Why can people receive life-saving cardiac care without question while care for life-threatening mental health and substance use disorders is unavailable to so many?”

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Rep. Moulton backs teen’s push to lower voting age

“The fact that we require working 16-year-olds to pay taxes but give them no say in that process is reason enough.”

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When small businesses are casualties of the trade war

Readers take contrasting views of the woes of a Boston-area small business in the face of the US trade war with China.

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Dem-election derby

With no clear front-runner in the Democratic presidential field, the path forward looks bumpy.

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Speaker DeLeo: 2014 gun safety law was a team effort

“It would be grossly unfair to overlook the contributions of the members of our leadership team and others who helped make this happen.”

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And in this corner: Amy Klobuchar

“Voters looking for how to defeat Donald Trump in 2020 have only to remember the 2018 election, in which the House flipped because of moderate female candidates who ran on records of public service.”

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Bernie Sanders — for real

With his narrow victory in New Hampshire, Bernie Sanders gets a lift — and the hotter light of scrutiny.

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The Democratic clamor will build to a roar for change

"Democratic voters will unite behind the nominee, whoever it is, in their zeal to remove this vile administration from power."

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Access to Mass. public records at issue

Governor Baker's proposal to restrict access to public records has generated debate.

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Let there be (environmentally responsible) light on the Lechmere viaduct

"Adding to light pollution is the first thing that an environmentally sensitive public rightly worries about when we speak."

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Impeachment witnesses shown the door

Friday's firing of Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman and Ambassador Gordon Sondland stirred reaction.

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When we take close look at GOP’s unified front, Democrats’ disorder is not such a bad choice

"In the end, it all comes down to how anyone beyond the president’s base can even consider four more years of Donald Trump."

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Iowa’s tech woes are a ringing endorsement for the paper ballot

"You would think that . . . we would have long begun radically scaling back, rather than ramping up, the use of technology in elections."

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They, robot

Readers grapple with the notion that machines may become more adept at impersonating humans.

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Pelletier malpractice case highlights breakdown in coordination of care

"Fractured care coordination affects many complex patients in our fragmented health care system."

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Respect for blue-collar voters

"In my experience, these folks know a lot more about the world than the 'educated' voters in the cities."

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Troubling allegations of brutal conditions at Mass. prison

Readers were alarmed by allegations of a crackdown on prisoners, following a previous attack on guards, at the prison in Shirley.

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Putting Boston students — and teachers — to the test

Boston schools' performance and teacher testing challenges are drawing attention from state officials.